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  • Oscars: 15 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody. But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
  • Why Didn't 'The Butler' Land a Single Oscar Nomination?

    In another year, "The Butler" would have been a shoo-in for multiple Oscar nominations, but it was completely shut out by Academy on Thursday morning. Not only were Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and its director Lee Daniels all snubbed, it didn't even...
  • How SAG Award Nominees '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Were Cast

    The characters comprising this year's SAG-nominated ensembles are based on either real people or memorable stage characters. So it's safe to say casting directors had shoes of epic proportions to fill. Rich Delia, who cast "Dallas Buyers Club" with Kerry...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's New...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • Peter O'Toole's personality was big enough to fit his roles

     Peter O'Toole's personality was big enough to fit his roles
    Was there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81? I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O'Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said...
  • Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'

    Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'
    If Forest Whitaker isn't careful, he could win Oscars in two categories for two movies: lead actor for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and as producer of the conceivable best picture, "Fruitvale Station." No actor-producer has ever even been nominated for...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' Receiving Stanley Kramer Award from PGA

    The Producers Guild of America has tapped Ryan Coogler's "Frutivale Station" as the recipient of its 2014 Stanley Kramer Award to honor films that illuminate social issues. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on...
  • Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

     
    Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There's never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a wrench in the Oscar race -- or not, remember when they nominated "Burlesque" for best picture? -- but there were an unusually high number of snubs and surprises this year. That's probably because the...